A Guide to the John W. Hill Papers, 1861-1866
John W. Hill was a sergeant in Company D of the 8th Texas Cavalry (better known as Terry’s Texas Rangers) in the Confederate Army. His brother Bob also fought for the Confederate Army.
Primarily comprised of original and transcribed correspondence of John W. and Bob Hill to their sister Mary Scott Hill, the John W. Hill Papers, 1861-1866, document the Hill brothers’ experiences during and immediately following the Civil War. The letters describe camp life, illnesses, deaths, battles, as well as troop movements in Kentucky, Texas, Tennessee, and other southern states. Correspondence also includes letters from and to other family members, including T. A. Hill, D. O. Hill, and Mrs. M. E. Brook.
This collection is open for research use.
John W. Hill Papers, 1861-1866, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Andy Damico, August 1996.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers